57. - Assess options for a Wildlife Mitigation/Habitat Enhancement Fund
Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 47
Options for such a fund are many, but should be certain to:
- Collect a percentage of fees from drilling permits and allocate these funds by a formula based on state and federal land ownership patterns for mitigation, monitoring, and conservation.
- Share oil and gas revenues (including those from the Outer Continental Shelf, where the drilling ban has been lifted) with the states to benefit displaced or affected wildlife.
- Conduct necessary budgetary analysis to consider using federal and state on-shore oil and gas revenue to fund monitoring.